The days are shorter and colder, making it that much harder to stick your well-meaning fitness and health goals.
Once the excitement of new commitments and goals wear off, the motivation often goes with it, and the only thing that is left is a plain, hard work. But it doesn't need to be so.
Our problems typically begin with the goals we set for ourselves. They're often too ambitious, which sets you up for failure. There's nothing wrong with having aggressive goals. Be aware that it takes many small actions to accomplish the milestones required to reach that big goal. These tiny little actions count for all your successes.
Don't Think All or Nothing
We're all guilty of it. If I don't eat 100 percent perfect today, then I might as well just give up and eat the whole kitchen, including the pizza delivery truck outside the house. This thinking is so wrong. And yes, I am guilty of it, too.
It would be like scratching your car a little bit on some rose bush thorns near your house and deciding you might as well just total the car. You wouldn't do that to your, would you? Then why would you do it to your body?
You may not be the super-strong-fit-flexible-healthy athlete yet. If you focus on the small actions and brush off minor slip-ups, you will be.